Beautiful necklace set. Each individual inlay element uses genuine lapis stones and are set in solid sterling silver. In addition the inlay links are accented with cultured opals adding to their unique design.Each link measures 1/4" x 1/4" and are hinged. This allows the necklace to lay perfectly on any neckline. The collar styled necklace measures approximately 18". The matching earrings measure 3/4" in length with a width of 1/4". This necklace is one of the best designed pieces we offer. It has a medium weight and is easy to wear. NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED LAPIS NECKLACE SET Lapis Lazuli – Mines in northeast Afghanistan continue to be a major source of lapis lazuli. It is a stone prized for its intense blue color. The name Lapis Lazuli comes from the Arabic word lazward, from which the word azure comes, which means blue. Ancient Romans used to call it "sapphires," which was subsequently applied to the blue variety of corundum we know today as sapphire.